Chains Step up Efforts Against Drug AbuseNaloxone can now be dispensed without a prescription in 33 states and Washington, DC. Here's how two big pharmacy chains are making the livesaving opioid antagonist more accessible. Automated Dispensing Systems -- One High-Tech Solution January 25, 2017By Anthony VecchioneHealth system pharmacies that require large-scale deployment of automated dispensing cabinets are faced with multiple challenges. Here's one solution. How You Can Help Prevent Opioid Abuse January 24, 2017By Christine BlankPharmacists are on the front lines of helping to curb abuse and misuse in the opioid epidemic. But how can you make this happen in the real world? Top 5 Things to Know About Future Drug Spending January 24, 2017By Christine BlankHow will money be spent on medications in the next 5 years? Here's a look at the top trends. Five Innovative New Products for Diabetes January 23, 2017By Christine BlankHere's a quick overview of new drugs, a novel device that can replace fingersticks, and an “artificial pancreas” meant to make life easier for patients with diabetes. Get ready for the new USP hazardous medications standards January 20, 2017By Valerie DeBenedetteSome ASHP members are already in good shape; but 20% agree that “We are in trouble.” Why consumers trust pharmacists January 20, 2017By Christine BlankAmericans ranked pharmacists second only to nurses in a Gallup survey about trusted professions. Ascension honored for enhancing medication safetyThe St Louis-based company received the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Cheers Award. Generics and biosimilars, key to Trump drug price concerns January 19, 2017By Christine BlankIf pharma is “getting away with murder” with drug pricing, more generic and biosimilars can help control costs, says this group. Study shows benefits of a centralized pharmacy-led prior authorization process November 11, 2016By Anthony VecchionePharmacy-led interventions in prior authorization processing resulted in a statistically significant benefit in improving time to PA approval, time to first fill, and time too pick-up.